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Opening Ceremony possibility: A store in every big city
Opening Ceremony possibility: A store in every big city

If there is one store that has shaped fashion retail in the 21st century, it's Opening Ceremony. Founded by California natives Carol Lim and Humberto Leon in New York's SoHo in 2002, Opening Ceremony was conceived as a shopping version of the Olympics, featuring emerging designers from a different country each year — beginning with Hong Kong — alongside up-and-coming American labels such as Proenza Schouler, Rodarte and Alexander Wang. The plan was to bring the magic of travel and discovery to customers at home. But what Lim and Leon did was much more. With stores in New York, L.A., London and Tokyo, they can be credited with fueling collaboration fever in...

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